How to clean soap scum from surfaces in your bathroom?

Everyone has to deal with soap scum in their bathroom – unless, of course, you prevent everyone in your home from using soap but that is impossible so we have to know exactly how to clean it regardless of the surface we are talking about.

In this article I am going to tell you exactly how to clean soap scum off any surface in your bathroom.

Metal fixtures and shower

A surface that soap scums shows very clearly on are metal fixtures and showers.

– Stainless steel

Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and place the fixtures/ shower in the bag securing it with a rubber band. Leave the vinegar work for a couple of hours (you can even leave it there overnight) then remove the bag. Make sure you rinse the stainless steel fixtures/ shower head and wipe them with a cloth.

– Oil-rubbed bronze or brass finish

Usually, when it comes to these types of fixtures it is recommended that you clean it using only water but if only water isn’t able to remove the soap scum you can try vinegar – but always make sure you test this cleaning method on a small spot and see if there is any reaction. The last thing we want is to damage the surface.

Mix the vinegar with an equal amount of water. You can also make a paste with baking soda and vinegar. Whatever you decide to use apply it on a sponge or a cloth and gently rub the surface.

Glass shower doors

If you want to clean your glass shower doors I have the perfect recipe for a DIY cleaner. You need to mix a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar. You want to create a thick paste. Once the mixture has stopped fizzing dip a cloth or a sponge in it and apply a thin layer on the surface. Leave the paste for around 15 minutes then rinse.

If the soap scum is still there then reapply the paste then dip a sponge in salt and start scrubbing the surface.